Job Opportunity : CPiE Project Officer, Cross cutting

Job Opportunity : CPiE Project Officer, Cross cutting

Job Opportunity : CPiE Project Officer, Cross cutting


CPiE Project Officer

Date: 04-Apr-2020

Location: Bamenda, NW, CM

Company: Plan International


Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. However, these are often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. In addition, it is girls who are most affected. 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. Moreover, we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
             
Post title:
CPIE officer –Cross cutting
Grade

Department: 
Humanitarian Response - Disaster Risk Management
Start date
1st May 2020
Contract Type:
Staff Contract


Duration:
11 months


Duty Station:
Bamenda and Buea, with travels in the NW and SW regions


Reports to:
CPiE Coordinator
Purpose: 
The CPiE officers will support the CPiE in the interventions addressing Child Protection in the NW and SW regions. The CPiE officers will support the CPiE coordinator in  funding submissions, recruitments and technical implementation as needed by the project. In addition they will ensure activity implementation in each project location according to the logframe and workplan.

 Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with the CPiE Coordinator, Case/Social workers and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective CPiE response.
  • Closely work with the child protection committee members and Community Focal Points to ensure that they are addressing child protection concerns within their respective communities.
  • Coordinate the monthly child protection committee meetings to ensure that they are addressing child protection concerns within their respective communities.
  • Provide technical and management leadership to the Case Management aspect of the project in accordance with best practice and Plan policies, including its child-centered community-based approach.
  • Work closely with Case/Social Workers and make referrals of the registered children in need of care and protection.
  • Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management and that cases are prepared for case discussions/ case management meetings
  • Ensure regular Plan case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly; [participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate.
  • To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team in consultation with the CPiE Coordinator.
  • To coordinate with other child protection agencies on case management and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support service providers
  • In collaboration with the CPIE coordinator conduct trainings for the partner staff, the relevant ministry staff and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure regular communication with CPiE coordinator to integrate appropriate child protection in emergencies priorities in program design.
  • S/he will provide basic PSS to vulnerable children and ensure community focal points have the necessary capacity to provide basic PSS interventions in the CFSs and in communities.
  • Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the Plan’s beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders under his/her jurisdiction, in accordance with system of quality supervision, including the CPiE minimum standard and SPHERE standards.
Program implementation and development
  • Identify gaps in service provision to children identified and documented, with a special attention to UASC and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the CPiE Project Coordinator.
  • Together with the case workers, ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
  • Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new program development
  • Coordinate with the CP sub sector (Coordination at the field level) in order to assure that adequate and children centered solutions are taken in consideration in the strategic planning of activities
Staff Supervision & Development
  • Directly supervises Case Workers and Community Focal Points
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of regular program and staff reporting and annual performance reviews, as appropriate
  • Ensure training, support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for community volunteers on child protection and related themes.
  • Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as international Minimum Standards for Child Protection and Case Management.
Monitoring & Reporting
  • Initiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.
  • Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the Information Management officer.
  • Provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the Case Management activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings and meetings.
  • Maintain effective and efficient oversight, quality control and reporting systems and processes that ensure regular field monitoring and modifications as required.
  • Contribute to high-quality Plan and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements, as well as best practices and lessons learned.
Coordination & Representation
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Regularly attend CP sub-cluster and MHPSS Working group meetings at LGA and State levels to contribute to coordinator of case management responses and psychosocial support across agencies.
NEXT STEP:
To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply". Your application should include:
A cover letter
A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

Location: Bamenda – CAMEROON
Closing date: April 14th, 2020

Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity. Only applications received in French or English, will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Plan international has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

All applications must be submitted Online at : https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Bamenda-CPiE-Project-Officer-NW/597967201/
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